Claudette Williams, the 28th president of Edward Waters College, has resigned to become a vice president with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
In 2007, Williams became the first female president of the school, where she inherited problems with accreditation and declining enrollment.
"Certainly the college is in a stronger, better place," said Williams from her office Friday afternoon.
Williams says during the past three years the school has made improvements to aging infrastructure and the college's enrollment that had been declining has been stabilized.
This year nearly 900 students are enrolled at Edward Waters College.
Ex-Jacksonville sheriff Nat Glover will serve as interim president. A search committee has been formed to review candidates for the position.
In her new job, Williams will coordinate the development and implementation of programs and policies to aid institutions in meeting accreditation and improving education.